Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We Play - Playdough Garden

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Neevah and Liam love playing with playdough and would play with it everyday of the week if I had it out for them. Today we tried something a little different with our playdough we collected some leaves, twigs, gumnuts and flowers and set about making a playdough garden

First we made some green and brown playdough


2 cups of plain flour
2 tbs Cream of Tartar
2 tbs Cooking Oil
1 cup Salt
2 cups of Water
Food Colouring

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan (except food colouring) stir over medium heat for 3 - 5 mins or until the mixture congeals. Once cool add food colouring.

Collecting twigs and leaves

Making a playdough tree

Pushing some gumnuts into the playdough

A fairy visiting Neevah's Garden

My favourite part of Neevah's Garden
great workout for her fingers pushing all those little gumnuts and flowers into the playdough


Chapter Forty said...

What great textures to create with and experience.
I love this idea and will be filing it away for later use with my kids.

Becky said...

I love using nature with playdough with my girls too. Her garden is just devine.

Hear Mum Roar said...

Oh, that is so much fun! It makes me want to play too

Sarah said...

Playdough is a firm favourite in our house. It seems to settle everyone down and bring both my kids together in a way that most other activities don't. And I think you're materials look fantastic. I too have discovered that the secret to getting the best out of playdough is to add another element, like your natural materials. We sometimes use the teaset, the schleich animals, buttons, glitter, icypole sticks, cars. Oh and I love the brown - you've inspired me to make our next batch brown!

CatWay said...

Gorgeous! I'm always looking for new things to add to playdough play. This is a wonderful idea.

Philippa said...

Thanks for all the comments!

Sarah - brown playdough was a little bit harder than I expected to make

amandab said...

What a great activity, and the garden looks beautiful. I often wonder if Princess would play this, or would look at me and tell me I was "ridicalus" for suggesting it, LOL ("Sticks in playdough, Mumma? That's ridicalus!")

Sheri said...

What a fun way to use play dough! I want to try it with my grand daughter. Thanks for the idea!

Janey said...

What a great idea. I've never thought to incorporate the outside into play dough play, but I'll have to try this for sure. Beautiful creations!

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

What a lovely garden and a great idea as always.

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